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VERIZON has revealed how smart home gadgets can cut your utility bills instantly.

Upgrading your home with smart tech can save you money in the long run.

With a smart lightbulb - like Philips Hue - you have complete control over the lighting in your home


With a smart lightbulb – like Philips Hue – you have complete control over the lighting in your homePhoto credit: Phillips

With smart home technology, you have much more control over what happens in your home.

And you can even make adjustments from thousands of miles away via an iPhone or Android app.

In an official memo, Verizon describes some of the gadgets you might want to try.

“These devices can save you money in the long run,” Verizon said.

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“Especially if you occasionally forget to turn off the light or close the garage door.”

Smart plugs

“If you’re new to smart technology, try a smart plug,” Verizon said.

“Plug the Belkin Wemo Mini Smart Plug into any outlet, plug in anything – a lamp or a coffee maker – and control it from an app.”

The advantage is that you can turn off these devices remotely via the app.

And you can turn them on exactly when you need them.

This allows you to save valuable energy and lower your bills.

Smart lightbulbs

Another option is to replace your traditional light bulbs with smart alternatives.

Not only does this allow you to save energy by allowing you to dim or turn off a lightbulb remotely, but it is also a great addition to your home.

“Smart lightbulbs adjust their brightness and can even change color,” Verizon explained.

“Create settings for different “moods” such as TV or bedtime, and turn lights on or off remotely (ideal if you’re upstairs and accidentally left a light on downstairs).”

Smart thermostats

Finally, Verizon recommends trying a smart thermostat.

This puts you in complete control of your heating, so you don’t waste energy keeping your home warm (or cool) when it’s not needed.

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“Program a smart thermostat to adjust heating and cooling levels when you’re not at home,” advises Verizon.

“Some also learn from your habits at home and away to create a better, more tailored experience.”


TaraSubramaniam is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. TaraSubramaniam joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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